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Health Benefits - Kite Sports

Physical Health

  • Depending on what kite sport you may be enjoying, you will be first and foremost giving your arms, shoulders and torso muscles a workout.
  • Kite sports like kite surfing will take the physical workout to another level as you engage your whole body with catching the sea and the wind.

Mental Health

  • The gentle pleasure of watching your kite soar up high is relaxing and can be a great way to clear your mind.
  • More extreme power-kites and other kite sports can be hugely exhilarating as you harness the power of the elements in your pursuit.
  • It can be a great confidence boost to feel your skills improving as you meet the challenge of mastering a sport.

Rehab and Recovery

  • Always discuss any rehab or recovery plan with your health care provider.
  • You need to be fairly physically fit to participate in the more extreme kite sports and you will get wet and you may get cold.
  • Even if you are not hugely fit, you can build up your kite fitness through other sports including swimming, walking and other muscle training.


  • Learning how to do extreme kite sports can be a great way to join a group and a great way to share support and encouragement.
  • A great way of sharing unique and inspirational moments with others.

Weight Management

  • The more physically strenuous kite sports are a great way to lose and keep off those unwanted pounds.
  • The extreme kite sports such as kite surfing will easily burn 600 calories per hour.

Healthy You

Pembrokeshire offers many ways of improving your health, from increasing stamina/strength, losing weight or improving your positive mental health and wellbeing.


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